MAC It’s a Strike Collection for Fall 2016

MAC It's a Strike Collection for Fall 2016

I would have never thought in a million years MAC would create a bowling inspired collection but I’m with it! My long manicured nails and bowling (or any sport for that matter) doesn’t mix so it’s not something I regularly enjoy but I’ve got a thing for cute limited edition collections and pretty compacts so I’m willing to let MAC tickle my fancy this fall with the upcoming It’s a Strike Collection for fall. There’s eyeshadow, blush, nail polish and even a fun bowling theme embossed face powder that I’m dying to get my hands on. I can’t bowl to save my life so why not add a cute bowling compact to my collection to get a little sports action in my life? Come on, I know you’ll want it too!

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Make Your Imperfections Vanish with Hourglass

Influenster Hourglass Vanish Vox Box

It’s always a pleasant surprise when I receive random goodies in the mail from Influenster but the latest Hourglass Vanish Vox Box is the best one yet. This Vox Box is bomb! Hourglass recently released a new line of foundation sticks and Influenster sent me one along with the coordinating foundation brush to review for you guys. I don’t usually reach for foundation sticks but I was still beyond excited to get my hands on the new Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick because it’s been receiving glowing reviews since it released and Hourglass makes some seriously nice, luxury makeup.

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Too Faced The Power of Makeup by Nikki Tutorials is Almost Here!

Too Faced The Power of Makeup by Nikkie Tutorials

Too Faced teamed up with global beauty megastar Nikkie Tutorials to create this limited edition collection that celebrates the transformative power of makeup. Her exclusive collection features everything you need to create endless looks, including nine all new eyeshadows, a deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara in an exclusive purple shade and Nikkie’s go-to Highlighter shade in Champagne Truffle for the perfect glow.

The Power of Makeup Palette ($56.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Ivy beige
  • Sugar Coated pink
  • Frosted Yum silver
  • Irresistible gold
  • Painkiller taupe
  • Wham Bam brown
  • Mystic Brown teal
  • Makeup and Chill purple
  • Wanted black
  • I Will Always Love You (Blush)
  • Justify My Love (Blush)
  • Champagne Truffle (Highlighter)
  • Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (Bronzer)
  • Glitterally (Glitter Pigment)
  • Shadow Insurance (Primer)
  • Deep Black (Sketch Marker Liquid Art Eyeliner)

The Too Faced The Power of Makeup by Nikkie Tutorials Collection will be available August 15th exclusively at Too Faced and Ulta and August 18th in Asia and the UK as well as September 1st for Europe and September 27th for Australia.

Taking It to the Swamp with Grav3Yard Girl!

Tarte x Grav3Yard Girl Swamp Queen Palette

If I had a dollar for every palette that I swore I didn’t want or need I’d have enough money to buy the next new palette. Probably 3 times over. LOL! I’m quick to try (keyword here) to resist the next new, hot eyeshadow palette but sometimes it just happens. This was definitely the case with the new limited edition Tarte x Grav3Yard Girl Swamp Queen Palette. When it first launched online, my initial reaction was, “Who the heck is Grav3Yard Girl??” I soon learned that she’s a wonderful YouTube vlogger with a lot of personality and now a smokin’ hot palette to share with her Swamp Family and the rest of us makeup junkies.

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Take a Sweet Dose of Pink with Anastasia!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sweets Glow Kit

Pink Wednesday just took a sweet turn thanks to Anastasia and I’m loving every bit of it! I recently ordered the new limited edition Sweets Glow Kit and I’m completely blown away by how beautiful it is in person. I used to think Gleam was my pink dream Glow Kit but Sweets definitely takes the cake. No pun intended. The new Sweets Glow Kit comes in the cutest lilac pink shimmering packaging and features 4 golden highlighters with a touch of pink tossed in. It’s hands down the best Glow Kit Anastasia has created yet!
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Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick Review

Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick

When I first started wearing makeup, I used to live for bold colors as an everyday lip. As I get older, I find myself gravitating more towards nudes to slip on and go for quick runs and work days. But rocking nudes too much gets boring and repetitive after a while. Some days, I’m dying to rock a little color without feeling the need to pair a full face with it to balance things out. That’s why I appreciate Urban Decay creating the Violate Vice Lipstick. It’s a great everyday lip that doesn’t require much effort to make it work but it still adds just a touch of color to keep me from looking too nude and boring.

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Bask in the Light of the Hourglass Luminous Light Palette

Hourglass Ambient Luminous Light Palette

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is a wonderful time of year when new fall collections and limited edition beauty products hit the market at crazy good prices for just a limited time. It’s pretty much like Christmas in July as you get to save big bucks on your favorite brands from Diane von Furstenburg to NARS. I love how Nordstrom likes to let us grab the new fall trends first at a great price but I’m always super excited about the exclusive limited edition beauty goodies that brands create especially for Nordstrom. I’m usually wooed by the MAC and NARS offerings but this year Hourglass stole the show with the new, limited edition Luminous Light Palette.

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LORAC Take Me To TANtego TANtalizer Bronzer Palette Review

LORAC Take Me To TANtego TANtalizer Bronzer Palette

There’s plenty of things you need in the summer like water, sunscreen, cute dresses and bronzer. Sunscreen and water are at the top of the list but the cute dresses and bronzer are a really close second for me. Everyone needs a good breezy outfit and a sunkissed look to happily get through the summer. I’m still in the market for more summer dresses but I think I’m officially all stocked up on bronzer for the next 3 summers. I was already pretty covered with my favorite brown girl friendly bronzers but the cute packaging and names of the new LORAC Take Me To TANtego TANtalizer Bronzer Palette lured me into adding it into my collection. I mean, a girl can never have too many bronzers!
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Tarte x MakeupShayla Tarteist Contour Palette Swatches

Tarte x MakeupShayla Tarteist Contour Palette

When Tarte first released the Tarteist Contour Palette a while back my first thought was, “Okay, so where’s the deeper version?” The Tarteist Contour Palette is such a great, convenient highlight and contour palette that comes with everything you need from setting powder to blush. However, the first rendition wasn’t brown girl friendly at all so I gave it a hard pass and explored my options with Anastasia Beverly Hills. Somewhere down the line, Tarte got the memo that WOC like to highlight and contour too and teamed up with MakeupShayla to create a new, limited edition Tarteist Contour Palette more suitable for those of us with a little more melanin. I have to be honest. I gave Tarte major side eye for: A) waiting so long to come out with a darker version and B) using MakeupShayla to promote it. However, I have to say it was a smart marketing move because if I didn’t love MakeupShayla I would have easily passed on this palette.

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New Clinique Skin Goodies!

New Clinique Skin Goodies!

I’ve been sleeping on Clinique! A while ago, I went to a cluster training to learn more about their makeup and skincare products and I was completely blown away by how well they perform. Especially at such affordable price points. I was very intrigued after training and ended up trying a few things from my gratis bag that I absolutely loved including All About Eyes and the Turnaround Concentrate Extra Radiance Renewer. I soon discovered that Clinique isn’t the “old lady” brand that I once thought it was. Now, I’m starting to see the magic of Clinique and I’m starting to become a huge fan.
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